OS X Mountain Lion: Shortcuts for taking pictures of the screen

Pictures of the screen (screenshots) are saved as files on the desktop, but if you prefer to put a screenshot in the Clipboard, hold down the Control key while you press the other keys. You can then paste the picture into a document. Action Shortcut Take a picture of the whole screen Command (⌘)-Shift-3 Take … Read moreOS X Mountain Lion: Shortcuts for taking pictures of the screen

Guide: How to format an external drive to work seamlessly with Macs and PCs without third party software.

External drives allow you to quickly moves large files between computers. If you want yours to seamlessly work with both Macs and PCs, your external drive needs to use a filesystem that is supported by both platforms. The problem is that by default Windows uses NFTS, and Macs use HFS. Out of the box, Windows … Read moreGuide: How to format an external drive to work seamlessly with Macs and PCs without third party software.

Use the exFAT File System and Never Format Your External Drive Again

   Using an external drive between Mac and Windows computers can be a hassle, since you constantly have to reformat it to fit which computer you’re using it on. Instead of reformatting it all the time, just use the much more platform-independent exFAT and never format it again. Windows’ default NTFS is read-only on OS … Read moreUse the exFAT File System and Never Format Your External Drive Again

Clear the local DNS cache in OSX 10.10 Yosemite, Linux and Windows

When URLs are just not resolving the way you want it, to time to clear or flush the dns nameserver local cache – How to clear the local DNS cache…. OSX 10.10 sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches OSX 10.9 dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder OSX 10.7  – 10.8 sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder OSX 10.5 – 10.6 sudo dscacheutil -flushcache … Read moreClear the local DNS cache in OSX 10.10 Yosemite, Linux and Windows

Changing your Mac’s Computer Name

Someone recently asked me how to change their Mac’s computer name because they were annoyed by the extra lengthy default in the ‘Computer Name’ screensaver. Although this individual was concerned about their screensaver, changing your Mac’s name is also important because that is how others will find you on a network, and it’s also what … Read moreChanging your Mac’s Computer Name